Pink flower of thrift

Wild growing thrift

Thrift (Armeria maritima) was one of the first plants that I grew in my first garden and I have loved it ever since.¬† It is a delightful, tough little perennial that¬† grows as a small clump of tufting, grassy leaves with white, pink or red button flowers on slender stems in spring and summer. Their ideal home is rocky well-drained ground near the coast but they are adapted to a range of different climates and will do well anywhere except in regions with high humidity. So plants grow beautifully in cold and warm temperate regions but are not much good in the sub-tropics and certainly won’t survive in the tropics. Read more